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A few years ago, a friend visited the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in the village of Margraten, about six miles from Maastricht. There lie buried 8,301 American soldiers killed in the battles to liberate Holland in the fall and winter of 1944-5. Sgt. Bill Dukeman, 101st Airborne Division, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Second Battalion, Company C (of "Band of Brothers fame) is buried there. He was killed in the battle of "The Crossroads" in northern Holland. ( "An entire company of SS: not bad in return for Dukeman."- Capt. Dixon)
The Dutch hold an annual memorial concert every September at the above cemetery to remember and honor the Americans who died to free them in Operation Market Garden and subsequent efforts to eject the German army from Holland. Sgt. Dukeman, like many other fallen GIs, was "adopted" by a Dutch family. Dukeman's family in the States was contacted and hosted in Holland, and his grave site decorated each year by his Dutch "family." They keep his portrait in their home, displayed in a place of honor. Fathers pass this obligation down to their sons in Holland. This version of the original "taps" music is played by a 13 year old Dutch girl named Melissa Venema. The conductor of the orchestra is Andre Rieu from Holland .
Many of you may never have heard taps played in its entirety . The original version of Taps was called Last Post, and was written by Daniel Butterfield in 1801. It was rather lengthy and formal, as you will hear in this clip, so in 1862 it was shortened to 24 notes and re-named Taps. Melissa Venema is playing it on a trumpet whereas the original was played on a bugle.
DRIVE THEM INTO THE RIVER
There is a lot of rumbling these days concerning geriatric terrorist, Billy Ayers, coming clean about having ghost written our Dear Leader's autobiography, Dreams From My Father. Given that this will hardly be breaking news, since Jack Cashill has already made the charade abundantly evident to everyone but the Simpson jury, even while other friendly biographers of the Obama Family have disclosed such and been ignored by mainstream media, we stand on the verge of a nation-wide intervention on behalf of sanity.
Will Chris Matthews be able to realize the tinglings were psychosomatic?
Will our "elite" academicians - you know, the ones who tell us Cornel West is Einstein with an Afro and charge fifty grand a year to Bolshevize our budding world savers; who insist that LeRoi Jones and Toni Morrison are affirmative action Miltons and Shellys - skulk off to an additional and richly deserved layer of Dante's Inferno, or simply double down on their lies and compete for slots in MSNBC's new nightly line up?
On what page, in which section, will the New York Times post its "corrections?"
Will Evan Thomas conclude that Barack is a wee bit less like God these days?
Will Colin Powell be retroactively busted to Corporal?
These are all titillating possibilities, but they are just that: possibilities. Just as possible is a complete breakdown, and renewed entrenchment in the illusion of their own pure motives. How are you going to get them back on the farm, once they have seen the Left Bank? I recall Joe Biden telling us: "I mean, you got, sort of, the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man."
It looks like the operative words in that condescending and extremely revelatory prattle from the man a heartbeat from the presidency are "sort of" and "story book."
Why does the cynic in me suspect Democrats will choose to move on to the next chapter in the story book? Is it really cynicism, or merely experience?
How many of your friends will carry on, unable to give up their delusions of perfecting the human condition through the application of political power, so immersed in the politically correct dogma of capitalism's innate evil and socialism's inherent fairness, so convinced that the racism of Obama, Wright, Sharpton, Jones, Jarrett, and on and on and on, is simply a healthy and necessary reaction, justified because, as Susan Sontag put it, "The white race is the cancer of human history."
Like the wedding feast at Canaan, I have saved the best for last. ( Or, is it the worst? )
Suppose Ayers' coming admission is part of the plan?
DAVID HOROWITZ HAS THE LEFT DOWN COLD
I'm not sure anyone has a more complete, and vividly lived, set of perspectives on the present state of politics in Western Civilization than David Horowitz. Nor has anyone been more active on so many fronts of the battle. He has made his mistakes. Some very recently. But he is a man of integrity and moral purpose. I have been fortunate enough to have had conversations with David Horowitz, and was blessed to have him on my radio program for an extended interview. I'm sure many of you have seen him interviewed on television. In fact, you might share my frustration that the bumper sticker format of today's "news" delivery apparatus is inherently contrary to meaningful exchange. David does not have the best opportunity to shine in those circumstances. The brevity, purpose, and nature of the process, not to mention the vapidity of the producers, make cognitive nutrition a low priority in that venue. In the interview below, broken into two roughly 25-minute segments, I see a more relaxed and focused Horowitz than I have seen before, or experienced first hand. Jamie Glazov, whose family was broken and murdered by communism in Russia, gently but persistently prods David and the interview to a concise mission. It by no means covers the waterfront, a task that only reading Horowitz's many brilliant and extraordinarily insightful writings can accomplish, but it should most assuredly whet your appetite to begin an adventure. It is an adventure I set out on a few decades ago, and which has provided me with the mission I embrace today. No matter where it will eventually lead me. As one who has made a journey somewhat similar, but certainly not as profoundly impactful, as that of David Horowitz, I can assure you it is a path that will not leave you empty in the search for human meaning. It will be costly in human and social terms, but spiritually enriching in spades. I whole-heartedly recommend his complete works to one and all. Enjoy and share. Please.
The Obamans Are Coming For Your Children
Precious few in media have the stranglehold on reality that Bill Whittle has. Many young people, old enough to view and comprehend this short video, have a chance to cast off the shackles of indoctrination they are currently undergoing in our putrid "education" industry. Most don't. Did you know the graduation rate in Minneapolis public schools is around 50%? As Casey Stengel used to say: "You could look it up." I actually wonder if the 50% that do graduate are any better off than the ones who don't. Are they simply better trained for relinquishing their freedom? Most certainly, however, the next generation - if we don't destroy the totalitarian monster metastasizing as we speak ( or don't speak, as the case may be) - won't have a ghost of a chance of growing up free. They will be doomed. G-double doomed. And it will be our fault for being complacent cowards. I wish I had recordings of the disgusting dozens of teachers who called my radio show - off-air - to thank us for fighting their fight for them. They all worried about what their thug union would do to them if they went on air to reveal the truth. So they all refused, but continued to offer to hold our coats while we fought the enemy for them. They valued their termitic little jobs being part of the problem more than they valued the children's future as the prize for simple courage. God forgive me, but I despise them even more than I do the evil progressives. You see, those teachers knew better. They were simply cowards. Each and every one. I pity not only their students, but their own children as well. It must be hell to be raised by spineless, soulless parents. I beg you: watch this video and act accordingly. Tick...tick...tick...
...and the ticks just keep on coming.
Here is Bullitt County Test of 1912 Bill Whittle references. Try to imagine the average college student having a whack at it. Oh, the humanity! The precious Self-Esteem!
I honestly can't think of a more dangerous crossroad this nation has ever come to. There will be no Deus ex Machina. There will be no White Hats riding to the rescue. There will only be us. Us dropping the blinders and wishful thinking. Us realizing that we have totally dropped the ball in our responsibilties to freedom. Us answering in the negative to Franklin's question of whether we could keep our Republic. Unless, of course, We, as in Us, cling with everything we have to our God, our Constitution and, yes, our guns. Every indication dictated by logic, history and the simple truth of feelings in our bones tells us so. Listen for all you are worth:
Jon Ransom has a nice article at Townhall suggesting "How To Break Up With Obama." It's well worth reading, but, I think Sam Kinison showed us how it should be done in a breathtaking performance, toned down to Tonight Show standards, almost thirty years ago. Enjoy!
WE DO FEATURE THE GREAT BILL WHITTLE A LOT HERE AT THE SPEAKEASY, AND NOT JUST BECAUSE HE WAS GRACIOUS ENOUGH TO BE OUR ORIGINAL GUEST. WE DO SO BECAUSE HE IS BRILLIANT, COURAGEOUS AND TRUTHFUL. SEE FOR YOURSELF. TICK...TICK...TICK..
WOULDN'T IT BE GREAT IF FOLKS TALKED STRAIGHT AND TRUE ABOUT RACE?
WELL, I'LL BE DIPPED! LOOKS LIKE SOMEBODY IS!
IT'S ALPHONZO RACHEL:
COME TO THINK OF IT, ZO TALKS PRETTY STRAIGHT ABOUT ABORTION, TOO.
AMERICA IS ENVELOPED IN SICKNESS. THE SOURCE IS LEFTISM. PERIOD. WAKE UP YOUR DEMOCRAT FRIENDS BEFORE THEIR INTELLECTUAL LAZINESS AND CHILDISH DEVOTION TO THEIR FALSE GOD TAKES THE WHOLE WORLD DOWN WITH THEM. THIS PC NONSENSE AND COWARDICE HAS GOT TO END. NOW.
THE SPEAKEASY IS INTRIGUED BY THE INDICATIONS THAT STEWART MILLS IS INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CONGRESSMAN. FOR THE RECORD, HERE'S WHAT ONE LOOKS LIKE:
THE SIMPLE TRUTH, AS ALWAYS, FROM BILL WHITTLE. STILL WANT TO HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON?
The Speakeasy is proud to have brought you guests like Andrew McCarthy and Robert Spencer. Both were guests several times. Here, they are joined by brave reporter John Sullivan in a remarkable conference at The David Horowitz Freedom Center. If you are wondering how corrupt governance extends its tentacles, or where the cowardice of enterprises like our enfeebled media gets it sustenance, the answer is really quite simple: OUR BUSINESS "Leaders" AND OUR "Citizenry" TOLERATE IT. What has been done to The Speakeasy can, and will, be done to you and your business. Who will stand up for you then? With financial and moral support, we can bring The Speakeasy back. Or is life easier without us? See for yourself:
The Speakeasy is in Limbo for the present; held at bay by the tyranny of small minds and weak wills in a town much smaller than it needs to be. Your City Council hopes to simply ignore our request for a hearing to deal with the outrageous behavior of one of their own. The media monopoly newspaper remains silent. However, The Speakeasy has awakened many to the plight under which we all suffer. The Left continues its mindless and tired attacks on the program.They do so anonymously with the aid of The Brainerd Dispatch. But many business leaders have contacted us with offers to help. We will be meeting with those business leaders to help procure a new venue in which to continue our work. We here enlist the inspiration of the great Bill Whittle, who graced us by being our very first guest, on our very first program.He was the first of scores of wonderful guests from around the world, all of whom continue to fight for our freedom. We scared the powers that be enough for them to react with all they have to offer: tyranny. That is ALL they have. And it isn't going to be enough. Here is Bill's Virtual Inaugural Address, reminding Americans of what we once were and can be again, with courage and goodwill. Please contribute to our cause. It is your cause as well. We'll be back. Soon.
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PODCASTS AT PAGE RIGHT
Saturday morning, January 26, 3Wi station management informed us that The Speakeasy with Guy Green was no longer welcome. Our grandchildren, and yours, are without a country. An elected official has convinced a pacified business community that the 1st Amendment to the Constitution of The United States is just so much chin music. Contract be damned, we are gone. How do you feel about that? What will you do? Here is a podcast of one of our last shows: The Sound of Tyranny:
There are innumerable reasons to be thankful for being an American! The Speakeasy's original guest, Bill Whittle, is just one of them. But he is a GREAT one of them! May God's Blessings Be On You All. Tony and I are very thankful for each and every listener! ENJOY MR. BILL:
PICTURE YOURSELF IN ISRAEL
It is very easy to allow the normalcy bias we all operate under to blunt the news we hear every day. Take the time to watch this short video. The sound is primary. This shows no people being torn to bits, no families destroyed, no explosions. Just a sunny day in Ashdod, Israel. Sadly, it is their normal.
Now picture in your mind what Israel would look like in Minnesota. It would stretch from roughly Bemidji to Redwood Falls, north to south. It would slowly arch from about nine miles wide at Redwood Falls to its maximum width of about 70 miles at Parker's Prairie. It would return to only about twenty miles wide at Bemidji. Across the street from Parker's Prairie would be Gaza. Hundreds of rockets would be flying in from there. Immediately south of Redwood Falls would be The Sinai, occupied by roving bands of Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood militias. Across the street from Bemidji would be Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon, armed to the teeth and also prepared to once again flood the country with deadly rocket fire, or worse. To the northeast, all the way to Lake Superior and the Arrowhead, lies Syria, awash in civil war and death on a ghastly scale. Hatred and violence surrounds you; and the President of the United States, for some very strange reason, likes the people across the street. But he doesn't like you. Have a nice day.
PROOF POSITIVE OF GLEEFUL COMPLICITY BY THE SON OF A VIRGINIA CONGRESSMAN, EMPLOYED IN HIS FATHERS CAMPAIGN FULL TIME, IN VOTER FRAUD. NOTE THE AIR OF BANALITY, THE ASSUMPTION THAT THIS IS COMMON. THIS MAKES THE LIES OF LOCAL DEMOCRATS, LIKE JOHN WARD, MARCIA FERRIS, DON SAMUELSON, AND THEIR EVER-COMPLIANT MEDIA FRIENDS LIKE MIKE O'ROURKE, AS OBVIOUS AS THE WART ON A WITCH'S NOSE. YOU ARE WELCOME ON THE SPEAKEASY, ALL OF YOU DEMOCRATS, TO SPIN THIS LITTLE VIDEO AWAY. PLEASE DO. SOME OF HIS OPINIONS ARE BREATHTAKING: "I'M IMPRESSED MAN." "THIS COULD GET AWKWARD. BE READY TO RUN, " THE DEMOCRAT PARTY, TOP TO BOTTOM AND NATIONWIDE, IS A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE. PERIOD. TELL US HOW IT ISN'T, MR. WARD. WON'T YOU PLEASE.
THE EVIL OF THIS ADMINISTRATION CAN NO LONGER BE DENIED BY SANE PEOPLE
BRAVE SOULS IN CIA ARE FINALLY SPEAKING OUT
WHY ARE AMERICANS TOLERATING THIS? FEAR? DENIAL? THAT WAY COMES DEATH
NEWS ALERT! GO TO THE "NEWS" SECTION IN THE DROPDOWN UNDER "INFO" AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. YOU WILL SEE DISGUSTING VIDEO EVIDENCE OF RAMPANT VOTER FRAUD BEING ASSISTED BY OBAMA CAMPAIGN WORKERS. YOUR COUNTRY IS BEING STOLEN. CONFRONT LOCAL DFL LEADERS ON THEIR COMPLICITY IN THIS. REMEMBER THE AL STENE FAMILY, AND CROW WING COUNTY'S DISGRACE IN THE 2010 ELECTION. IT CONTINUES NATIONWIDE.
BISHOP JACKSON VISITED THE SPEAKEASY THURSDAY, OCT.4TH!
VIRGINIA BISHOP E.W. JACKSON CALLS FOR BLACKS TO RENOUNCE THE DEMOCRAT PARTY NOW. ELECTRIFYING VIDEO! MUST SEE!
There's nothing like a Brit with a stiff upper lip! Hat tip to our friend, and Speakeasy frequest guest, Roger Kimball, for posting this hard hitting ration of clarity from Pat Condell:
Roger also recommends the short movie, The Hope and The Change, Stephen K. Bannon's riveting group portrait of 40 Democrats and Independents who, having been suckered into voting for the messiah in 2008, have seen the scales fall from their eyes and are plumping for the opposition this time around. Here's the trailer for the flick:
Andrew McCarthy, a frequent Speakeasy guest and the man who successfully prosecuted The Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel Rahman, was introduced to a press conference by yet another Speakeasy frequent guest, Frank Gaffney. It is well worth the 100 minutes to see how a man of courage and character lays out the hard truth, defends courageous Congressmen and Women, and swats off eternally adolescent mainstream media trolls like Dana Milbank, star of stage, screen and the Brainerd Daily Dispatch. Is it any wonder that local "associate editor" Mikey holds a grinning narcissistic twit like Milbank in such high esteem? Birdbrains of a feather flock together.
The Speakeasy's Original Guest, Bill Whittle, Tells Clear Hard Truth. This Administration, And Its Host Body, The Democrats, Are A Criminal Enterprise. Period.
HOPE SPEWS ETERNAL
Just when you thought there were no eloquent, clear-thinking, reality-based spokespersons ready to advance the Leftist cause; no keen historians of the fundamental bad acid trip our culture has been on for forty years, oozing with insight into how a civilization can recapture the steering wheel from the crazed adolescent mindset, with its heavy, unwashed, sandaled foot to the floorboard while the radio blares, with the bass cranked and the "Visualize World Peace" bumper sticker exuding the evasive simplicity of all solutions. Just when mass insanity seems the overwhelming wave of our deeply diminished future:
"By allowing our attention to be focused exclusively on the danger and prevention of terrorism, we ignore the many other ways we are being attacked. Specifically, we are missing what our Islamist enemies call their ‘civilization jihad’ — a form of warfare that employs manipulative financial techniques, lawfare, infiltration of our civil institutions and government and insidious information dominance. Together, these have the effect of exploiting our liberties and governing structures against us, so that our leaders wind up imposing the very anti-American values that our enemies promote."
- Frank Gaffney, Center for Security Policy
Mr. Gaffney's stunning course on the infiltration and destruction taking place in our Republic is MUST VIEWING for all Americans! Click on the link and take the course. It will rock your world!
Father Sammie Maletta was a guest of The Speakeasy on Monday, April 23. Be sure to share that podcast with your friends! As you can see in the video below, the leadership America needs will always come to the fore; whether the politicos wish it to or not! The Devil is indeed at our doorstep. Will you sweep the stoop or open the door? Stand and fight for your children's future.
Canada Free Press features a nice article about The Speakeasy, authored by one of our favorite guests, Professor Daren Jonescu. Check it out here:
The Speakeasy had the great Bill Whittle as our first guest almost a year ago. Less than a year from now, our children will either have a future or they won't. Bill's latest video shows why we fight. This is why we hope you will become a Speakeasy regular for just ten bucks a month. How about it? Is America worth the price of having HBO for a month? One more term of Obama and you may have a different answer. If, of course, you are permitted to provide an answer. Assuming, rather naively, you are even asked.
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Take us out, Frank!
Don't think Capitalism has a heart? Consider that Phil Donahue was making more money during this exchange than Milton Friedman was. Don't worry, Milton politely handed Phil his head back when it was over. Conservatives are compassionate that way!
The Speakeasy's first guest was the great Bill Whittle. Here, he places Leftist ideology in a nutshell. A perfectly appropriate container, don't you think?
A regular at the Speakeasy, always available for questions from our callers, is Dutch Reagan. Be careful when putting him under the bare bulb, however, because he's still pretty quick on his feet. Be especially wary if you are Kneepad Media credentialed!
Lastly, as Walter Hagen always reminded us, take time to smell the flowers along the way. The goal of The Speakeasy is to prevent that day, long in the future, when our grandchildren are left to mutter, "Nostalgia isn't what it used to be." Mr. Sinatra nails the intro, and Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell take it from there. Only in America, baby! Only in America!
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